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fco_390394 - FRENCH INDOCHINA 5 Centièmes 1939 Paris

FRENCH INDOCHINA 5 Centièmes 1939 Paris MS
120.00 €(Approx. 133.20$ | 100.80£)
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Type : 5 Centièmes
Date: 1939
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 38501000
Metal : nickel silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
légers points d’oxydation au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste de Marianne à gauche au-dessus de la perforation centrale, autour et au-dessous deux cornes d’abondance avec bandeau inscrit LIBERTÉ - ÉGALITÉ - FRATERNITÉ.


Reverse legend : INDOCHINE - FRANÇAISE.
Reverse description : Autour de la perforation centrale, deux branches de riz et 5/ CENT./ 1939.

Historical background



The French Indochina is a part of the former French colonial empire, creation of the colonial administration, grouping several territories: the protectorates of Tonkin and Annam and Cochin colony, gathered from 1949 within the State of Vietnam, the french protectorate of Laos and the french protectorate Cambodia. The Indochinese Union was created by the union of different Southeast Asia colonized territories or passed under French protectorate in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, various Vietnamese independence movements are gaining strength: during the Second World War, the weakening of the metropolis and the occupation of Indochina by the Empire of Japan, ended the French colonial administration March 9, 1945 (in July 1945 in Cochin). The power vacuum at the end of the war allows the Vi? T Minh, Vietnamese independence movement led by the Indochinese Communist Party, to seize north. Conciliation and attempts to reform the status of Indochina fail and end in 1946 in the Indochina War. Faced with the political and military stalemate, France must bring himself to abandon Indochina, the Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian components have their independence recognized by the Geneva Accords of 1954, which also formalize the partition of Vietnam, as wished the Americans and Chinese.

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